Lets keep/get/go skiing for our physical and mental health – Just do it!
You are all invited to the new Fast and Curious virtual series.
The series has been designed by a small group of Masters club volunteers to get SLNC club’s 19 plus members and our masters out on the world class trails to challenge yourself or simply explore some different trails.
A big thanks to our SLNC staff, Manager and board members for their support to help launch the first ever Virtual series at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club.
You can ski designated courses starting January 18th. Once you completed the first virtual fast ski or curious ski you are encouraged to continue skiing the Virtual series courses throughout the entire ski season. Why? – Want to go “Fast” to test your new skis, cool clothing and improve your personal fitness. Or maybe you just want to be a bit “Curious” and explore the incredible variety of our world-class trails. Your choice to be Curious or Fast.
So grab your skis for a chance to get some great prizes and join in some fun social distanced activities. Oh yea – enjoy the snow, sun, peace and quiet and the world class grooming on the best XC trail system in Canada. Registration for the SLNC Fast and Curious through Zone4.ca https://zone4.ca/event/2021/
1513A19A/ Registration is Free
For more information: https://www.
sovereignlake.com/event/ virtually-sovereign-the-fast- and-the-curious/
Reminder for all of us.
Please remember Covid 19 is still a significant concern for all of us at our club. The safety of our members and staff remains our top priority so ski the virtual series individually or (in your immediate family bubble) following the social distancing by staying at least three meters apart from all other skiers. This expectation is from Via Sport BC, our Provincial sport authority for social distancing during XC ski exercise outdoors and (if you wish wear) your mask.
NB: Please remember these outdoor exercise guidelines can change and we will do our best to keep you current. You are reminded to check in with Via Sport BC to ensure you know what our current Covid 19 regulations expectations for all of us while we are xc skiing (playing outdoors).
Here is the link – https://www.viasport.ca/
How does Fast and Curious Virtual series work?
There are two options for the SLNC “Fast” and “Curious” virtual series.
- The “Fast” skiers will have a Strava trail segment/course to ski as fast as they can but only during the week days and night skiing. Their ski gps track will be uploaded to a free Strava account to register the result.
- The “Curious” skiers will have a kinda explorer focus (speed is not a big deal) so skiers can ski a designated course beginning with a popular route and gradually progressing to longer courses on different trails throughout the Sovereign Lake Nordic trail network. They can record their ski distance easily on their registration page on Zone4! Its free … yep it is free because you are a Sovereign Lake Nordic Member or Masters member.
How do I find which course? – Basically a course will be provided by a club volunteer tech geek (nice guy) and open for a designated period of time via a virtual platform. Paper course maps may also be available to download for us wiser skiers. You will have a week or maybe two weeks to complete the course. We will let you know more details as we ski virtually – figure all this stuff out!
NB – Remember you fast guys and gals skiers must ski the course during the week days only while our curious skiers can ski any day that they want during the designated time (calendar days) for the particular course segment.
Virtual series Fast skiers are only allowed on weekdays because weekends have been very busy at our club with many more new first time skiers and snowshoers throughout the trail network on Saturday or Sunday. Many are new to the club so don’t scare em off eh!
It all starts with a FREE registration on Zone 4 so we can help keep (track/follow/record) times of our “Fast” skiers and help track distances of our “Curious” skiers. Be eligible for some great draw prizes!!!!
Check out the SLNC website https://www.
sovereignlake.com/event/ virtually-sovereign-the-fast- and-the-curious/ or posters in the club washrooms (we all gotta go sometime) – stay safe, have fun and get out there!
Coming up next…the first courses and more information
Thanks to the sponsors
One final request. Hannah Mehain (an exceptional young Vernon woman) has been selected to represent our club and our country at the Under 23 World Championships. Hannah needs some financial assistance to cover her costs of traveling to Europe. Please consider helping her if you can.
Taking inspiration from Hannah’s scheduled races in Vuokatti, Finland, we have chosen a gentle 10k loop to start both series.